Omnivision launches a new, ultra-thin and ultra-large 64MP sensor for mobile devices
Omnivision has introduced the OV64B, a new sensor that, as the company claims, is ideal for smartphone OEMs who want high-end image sensors in their phones without compromising on a slim profile in the resulting devices. It is 1/2” in size, whereas the comparable Sony IMX686 and Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensors are 1/1.72”.
However, the new OV64B also has pixels of 0.7 microns in size, as opposed to 0.8 microns in those other 64MP sensors. It allows for the binning of these pixels in order to generate high-quality 16MP images. This new CMOS component also supports video capture of up to 8K at 30 frames per second (fps) and 4K at 60fps, or 30fps with electronic image stabilization (EIS).
On that note, Omnivision fails to mention optical image stabilization (OIS) in conjunction with this new sensor. Nevertheless, the company is pitching the OV64B as compatible with any and all lens-types a user might want in their new premium mobile device - main, wide, ultra-wide or telephoto, in other words.